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Wonderlands for Playing

Wonderlands for Playing

From Fire to Photography (credit: Steven Johnson)

Some of the greatest inventions have often resulted from playing. Steven Johnson, the narrator in How We Got To Now on public television, shows how invention of a flute creating sounds that eventually led to computers using code. Who knew playing music, creating parlor games, and having fun would transform the world. Johnson offers some clever examples. WHB

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